§ Mr. McMahon
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will issue guidance to chief officers of police that the presence of a fire officer should be sought at all road accidents; and that at those accidents which involve a risk of fire a fire officer should be in operational control.
§ Mr. Mayhew
No. Not all road accidents require the presence of a fire officer, and the risk of a fire is insufficient reason for requiring a fire officer to take control of what may be a complex situation.